Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program, USA

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program enables young educators to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the cultures and customs of the United States while engaging in non-degree studies at accredited post-secondary U.S. educational institutions. 

Along with their studies, FLTAs teach language courses, supervise language labs and lead language table discussions. FLTAs may serve as an instructor of a foreign language class or have a purely teaching assistant role. FLTAs may also act as resource persons in conversation groups, cultural representatives, attendants in language laboratories, coordinators of extra-curricular activities, guest speakers in civilization courses, head's of language clubs, houses, tables and much more.

Selected teaching assistants will enjoy Fulbright status in the United Status. They are expected to teach their language/culture for up to 20 hours per week while taking two courses per semester.
All FLTA's receive room and board, a monthly stipend, and tuition waiver for the required coursework, in addition to Fulbright immigration services.

Applicants must:
  • be no younger than 21 and no older than 29 at the time of application
  • reside in the country of nomination at the time of application
  • possess the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree with a good academic record, Master's degrees are highly desirable at many institutions
  • be teachers of English or training to become teachers of English (if applying in a less commonly taught language); prior teaching experience is preferred
  • be fluent in English, as demonstrated by a score of no less than 550 (Paper Based TOEFL); 213 (Computer Based TOEFL - CBT); 79-80 (Internet Based TOEFL - IBT)or 6.0 (Overall Score International English Language Testing System - IELTS)
  • All FLTAs are required to secure visas in time for host institution reporting dates.  Failure to do so may result in the loss of the assistantship.
  • clearly demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity and professionalism
  • be outgoing and dynamic individuals with a great sense of humor.
Further programme information and application procedures can be found at http://flta.fulbrightonline.org/about.html


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